Tag Archives: Our Family

My Little Cutie Patootie

My Cutie Patootie

Jade always makes my smile, makes me laugh.

Doodles Inspired By The Movie “Dumbo”

Elephant Doodle
Over a year ago, I saw a documentary on John Lasseter.

He’s the creative genius behind Pixar.

There was a great part where he talked about Dumbo … his favourite movie.

He loved the cartoonish feel of the old film.

And back then, Disney wasn’t scared of heavy emotion.

Walt Disney used to say, “There should be a laugh for every tear.”

Around a year ago, we rented the movie and Jade absolutely loved it.

She was 2 and a half and loved the all characters.

For the next week, I drew Dumbo inspired imagery for Jade (shown below).

Dumbo Doodle

Circus Lion

CircusTiger

Jade was even motivated to try … below is her drawing of Dumbo.

Jade Draws Dumbo

A New Year … A New Start

Peaceful New Year

Last year’s resolution:  Draw & document images for my daughter Jade.

I’m really proud I accomplished last year’s vision.

I wasn’t sure if my project would ever get off the ground.

I had a backlog of images & it took a long to time to photograph everything.

I’m glad WordPress has the technology and helped me reach my goal.

It’s been such a joy creating this project and I hope to continue for some time.

Thanks to my wife, all my friends, and my extended family for their love & support.

Happy New Year to everyone.

May you all have peace, love and prosperity in 2013.

Wiggling Ice Skaters

Wiggling Ice Skaters

Jade painted this at StrongStart before the holidays.

I’m the red skater and Jade is in gold.

I think we’re with the Canadian Olympic team (haha).

Jade really enjoyed skating with me earlier this month.

We’ll have to go again soon.

Ice Skating

Drawing with Icing + Candy

Gingerbread House

I think our family has a new Christmas tradition!

Jade and I hammered on the icing and candy. Yum!!!

Our drawings have never tasted sooooo good !!!

July Christmas Tree?

Setting Up The Tree

Okay, maybe not July — but my wife was adamant about an early tree.

Making Memories
Our daughter Jade is 3 and these might be her first Christmas memories. Needless to say, we’re super excited. But there was a little issue about the tree …

Traditions
When I was young, our family had a REAL tree and it had a lifespan of around 3 weeks. Because of this, our tree would be up 2 weeks before Christmas and we’d take it down after the new year. Ever since then, December 12th just FEELS right for setting up the family tree.

Maybe November?
In Canada, some stores set up Christmas trees the day after Halloween (November 1). For me, this is WAAAAAY too early. For my wife, this sounded like a GREAT idea.

Finding Peace
All November, we wrestled about Christmas tree dates. I was holding out for December 1st. Finally, we reached a compromise with November 25th — one month before Christmas. The convincing argument was United States didn’t have Thanksgiving until November 22nd. How can we celebrate Christmas before the USA celebrates Thanksgiving ???

I still feel “wrong” setting up a tree in November … but at least there’s peace in our home.

Now Santa, Let’s Get This Straight …

Minnie's Bowtique

Our family started a tradition last year of “drawing” our letter to Santa. This year, Jade asked for a “Minnie’s Bowtique” toy. Pictured is a warm winter sun, Minnie, Goofy and the brightly coloured bows. I added the text and snowflakes.

Dear Santa

Last year, we requested a toy kitchen set. Santa really enjoyed listening to Jade with her artwork. And most importantly, Jade had a lot of fun too.

Santa & Jade

Santa, Can We Have Snow For Christmas?

Chalk Art Winter Wonder Land

As a prairie boy growing up, it’s still strange not having snow in December.

Winter Chalk Art

It was a dry day and we decided to spread some Christmas cheer.

Make Like A Tree and “Leaf”

Make Like A Tree And Leaf

Almost all the leaves are gone … but this old guy refuses to “leaf”.

Recently, the weather has been amazing and we’ve had some amazing family-walks.

November Family Walk

Our Jack O Lantern

Jack O Lantern

Boo !!! I carved this spooky pumpkin today.

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